LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LOTTE Advanced Materials dramatically increases production capacity for its Radianz quartz countertop brand with the acquisition of Turkey's leading manufacturer of engineered stone, Belenco. This acquisition significantly enhances LOTTE's ability to manufacture and supply high-quality quartz surfaces on a global scale. Located in Turkey's third-largest industrial complex, Manisa OIZ Industrial Park, the Belenco facility and its two production lines are capable of producing more than 230,000 slabs of engineered stone per year.
Belenco utilizes state-of-the-art, Breton manufacturing technology – a process that produces high-quality, technologically advanced engineered stone material for the building industry. LOTTE Advanced Materials has been a licensee of Breton technology since 2018, utilizing the process in the development of its new Radianz Cirrus Collection.
"Our goal is to be the worldwide leader in the manufacture and delivery of exceptional quartz surfaces, and the acquisition of Belenco represents a major milestone in achieving that objective," said Dale Mandell, director of business development, LOTTE Advanced Materials USA, Inc. "LOTTE's addition of Belenco's capacity and technological expertise will benefit distributors, dealers, designers, and consumers for decades to come."
Radianz engineered stone is comprised of high-density, pure natural quartz. One of earth's strongest materials, quartz provides the aesthetic qualities of natural stone with superior durability and controlled color consistency. Unlike granite or marble, quartz surfaces are non-porous and virtually impervious to liquids, with extraordinary resistance to stains and marring.
The Radianz quartz countertop line consists of more than 50 nature-inspired colors available in a multitude of unique patterns, providing endless creative possibilities to designers and consumers. Ideally suited for spaces requiring both high aesthetics and outstanding durability, Radianz surfaces can be found in applications including residential kitchens and bathrooms, as well as high-use commercial and retail environments such as corporate offices and hospitality facilities.
For more information on LOTTE Advanced Materials, please visit www.radianz-quartz.com.
About LOTTE Advanced Materials
LOTTE Advanced Materials manufactures and markets high-performance decorative surfacing materials for homes and businesses around the globe. Originally part of the Samsung family of companies, LOTTE Advanced Materials is rapidly expanding its North American presence through the company's solid-surface brand, Staron, a seamless and thermo-formable, acrylic product suitable for a wide range of commercial applications. The quartz surface brand, Radianz, is a premium, color-controlled countertop alternative that is designed and engineered to be ultra-durable. Through cutting-edge technology and insights into worldwide market trends, LOTTE Advanced Materials continues to excel in today's surface industry.
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